Who doesn’t love a four patch?

by CountryThreads on March 30, 2018

Got a couple charm packs you want to use? Sew them into 4 patches.

With your rotary cutter, cut 1-1/4″ from each seam – do not pick up the block between cuts.

Exchange the top and bottom pieces with each other and the side pieces.

Sew the block back together again.

Pressing shown from the back.

Sew blocks together, 4 across by five down.

This goes on the quilting machine next. Another UFO nearly finished!

{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Carmen March 30, 2018 at 10:27 pm

Cute!!

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Susan the Farm Quilter March 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm

I just finished making a disappearing nine like that, but added a HST to two of the corner pieces after everything else was sewn back together. Love the disappearing 4P, 9P and pinwheel!!

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CountryThreads March 31, 2018 at 9:38 am

Susan – I’m going to try that on the next one! Great idea – thanks and I’ll pass it along.

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Ann Barlament March 31, 2018 at 9:40 am

Cool idea!! And it adds another dimension to the quilt!!!

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Bobbie Woodruff March 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm

I also turn my center square, one turn then the yellow match and the red match.

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Ann Barlament March 31, 2018 at 9:36 am

But then you lose the 4-patch, woven look….but different strokes for different folks. LOL

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Paula Ziegler March 30, 2018 at 10:35 pm

LOVE THIS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Ruth Bridges March 30, 2018 at 10:59 pm

I like ! Cute and easy !

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Arrowhead Gramma March 31, 2018 at 12:36 am

Making a quilt with this disappearing four patch pattern out of ’30’s prints. Have finished 20 blocks with 44 more to go. Doing 8 across and 8 down. Really fun to put together.

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CountryThreads March 31, 2018 at 9:37 am

Arrowhead – – can you send us a picture when you’re done?

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Patricia March 31, 2018 at 6:10 am

Love it, thank you!

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Paula March 31, 2018 at 6:18 am

I love this! Paula in KY

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Sue Roberts March 31, 2018 at 6:25 am

Very clever!

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Beth Laverty March 31, 2018 at 7:18 am

I love this design and will probably have to “steal” it. I am trying so hard to use up a lot of my stash and with so many “different” fabrics this would be a great way to incorporate a lot of them. Now just have to find the time.

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Martha Engstler March 31, 2018 at 7:51 am

I’m excited about this design and can’t wait to make it using a box of squares I’v had forever and didn’t know what to do with. Thank you for sharing the pattern, I love it.

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Ellie March 31, 2018 at 8:08 am

What a sweet quilt!

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Kathy March 31, 2018 at 8:11 am

Oh my gosh, a Salem ruler! I used a Salem for decades, and lost it in a move. I still miss it. Clear to read and 8 inches wide. A true antique and worthy of great care.

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CountryThreads March 31, 2018 at 9:35 am

Kathy – connie uses Omnigrid and hates Salem rulers. It’s my favorite and when we were planning to close the shop, I confiscated all the Salem rulers – hahaha!

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Dot Howard March 31, 2018 at 8:41 am

What fun and pretty. Thank you.

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Diane March 31, 2018 at 9:06 am

Thanks for the lesson and the finished top. Very pretty, quick, and easy.

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Marian March 31, 2018 at 9:36 am

I love it! It seemed like “voila” and the top was finished! You are a genius! Thank you so much.
Hope the SNOW is gone–it’s EASTER tomorrow. Easter wishes to you, your husband, and all the critters!

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Ann Barlament March 31, 2018 at 9:45 am

I love how the center looks like it’s been a woven block!!

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Sharon B. March 31, 2018 at 10:46 am

Simply beautiful!

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Sharon Geiger March 31, 2018 at 11:07 am

Love this!!

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lois palmisano March 31, 2018 at 11:22 am

Mary you did great. I love this split 4 patch. Happy April tomorrow.. L.p. in pmaha

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Launa March 31, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Oh, good something to inspire me. I just ordered some Olfa Blades, was running low. Can gather charms n cut some scraps for this. Always fun to play with fabrics. Are you giving your pretty finished quilt away, Mary?
No new snow, sun is shining; already a 40 degrees morning up here in Idaho. Good for our solar power. Thanks for the visual pattern. A Happy Easter to you, Rick n all the critters.

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CountryThreads March 31, 2018 at 9:15 pm

Launa – yes, the quilt will go to somebody when I need it. I like to have some in the closet ready to go.

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Jean Elliott March 31, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Love this! Thank you!

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Gail Maslan March 31, 2018 at 12:49 pm

Mary — I LOVE this idea!!! I’ve got way too many charm packs — actually a whole tub of them — and I’ve been looking for ideas on how to use them. Thanks SO much!!

Gail Maslan

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Mary R. March 31, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Love this design. Just received two charm packs the other day to make my 8-month old great-granddaughter, Audrey Rose, a quilt and had no idea what I was going to make. Thank you for sharing. Happy Easter.

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CountryThreads March 31, 2018 at 9:14 pm

Mary R – love the name Audrey Rose!

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Diane M March 31, 2018 at 2:10 pm

I really like this pattern. I have a charm pack of 30’s fabrics and have been wondering what to do with them. Thanks for the idea and the pattern. Happy Easter to all of you.

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Carol March 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Is there a formula for bigger squares of fabric?

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Kathy March 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Mary, thanks for sharing! This is simple -and simply charming. I’m off to my sewing to start cutting and piecing! Love your colors.

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Carol March 31, 2018 at 4:13 pm

Is there a formula for bigger squares of fabric?

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CountryThreads March 31, 2018 at 9:13 pm

Carol – there’s no quilt police out there – just make up your own.

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Peggy Tackett March 31, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Thanks so much for this tutorial, Awesome final product!!

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Jan Smith March 31, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Super cute! Thank you.

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Carolyn Knott March 31, 2018 at 8:21 pm

I love your choice of fabrics and the pattern! Thank you.
Beautiful here in deep east Texas a mild 78*. Flowers and sunshine aplenty.
(But summer is coming and it gets really hot and very humid) so we enjoy spring to the fullest.
Happy Easter to you and all!!

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Kathy Schwartz March 31, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Great idea—-it is really “charming.” Wear your earmuffs to church on Easter; leave your pretty Easter bonnet for the future. Cold here in SW Minn. Thanks for sharing.

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CountryThreads March 31, 2018 at 9:17 pm

Kathy – you’re right – it is ear muff weather. Poor little girls in their fancy flimsy dresses!

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Sue April 1, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Such a cute quilt!! I saved your tutorial in my saves file. Thank you.

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Kathy Hanson April 1, 2018 at 9:44 pm

I’m going to try this – it looks so nice! Thanks for the information.

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Diane Emanuelson April 2, 2018 at 7:38 am

I love it! 🙂

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Becky from Texas April 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

Love it! Love it! Love it! How easy and cute!!!!

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